Paris, October 8, 2020 – SEKOIA, French deeptech specialising in cyber threat anticipation has just completed its first fundraising of 10 million euros from Franco-European investors: Omnes Capital, “Alliance Entreprendre” and BNP Development. An investment that will be mainly devoted to accelerating international development and strengthening the R&D teams.
SEKOIA pivots from consulting firm to software publisher
Founded in 2008, SEKOIA gained its reputation in audit and business consulting before making the shift towards software publishing in 2012. A desire, encouraged by the arrival of Freddy Milesi to the presidency of SEKOIA, to move onto a segment still little invested by French cybersecurity companies: intelligence on threats. A defensive approach enhanced by the marketing in January 2019 of the SEKOIA.IO platform.
A single purpose for the company: to offer a European alternative to American SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solutions available on the market by offering a sovereign solution for anticipating and detecting threats.
“Today we are raising funds to promote a European and collective approach to threat intelligence,” explains Freddy Milesi. “The challenges that companies and all cybersecurity players will face in the years to come are colossal. Threat hunting and anticipation are key to stabilizing the ever-increasing number of cyberattacks and getting ahead of cybercriminals. This is why we have teams dedicated to intelligence and identification. »
Franco-European investors specializing in deeptech
After being self-financed for more than 10 years, SEKOIA has chosen to raise funds in order to develop its international sales force and strengthen its R&D teams.
To do this, it turned to 3 investors specializing in deeptech and the cybersecurity market who have faith in the approach defended by the company: an innovative and sovereign solution – a European alternative to the solutions present on the market.
“We were seduced by the quality of the team and the unique expertise in Threat Intelligence of SEKOIA. The company has been able to capitalize on its historical service offering to design a next-generation technological solution, combining the agility of the Cloud and the power of detecting threats based on contextualized IoCs. With this approach, SEKOIA.IO is able to support companies of all sizes in their cyber defense strategy. We are delighted to support the company in its development alongside Omnes”, summarize Benoît Thiedey and Sébastien Viou of “Alliance Entreprendre”.
“Our choice of investment follows our ambition: to invest to create the future major European technological ETIs. SEKOIA brings together all the qualities to achieve this: very high-level management with recognized expertise in cybersecurity, a state-of-the-art product and an ambitious technological roadmap, in a growing market. With this support, we are convinced that SEKOIA will become one of the major French players in cybersecurity, with global reach”, argues Fabien Collangettes, Director of Investments at Omnes Capital.
Created in 2008, SEKOIA is a French deeptech specialist in cyber threat anticipation. SEKOIA offers a modern cybersecurity platform. Called SEKOIA.IO, this solution anticipates and detects threats and automates tailored responses.
Marketed in SaaS mode since January 2019, SEKOIA.IO adapts to all technological environments.
More than a company, SEKOIA is an environment of confrontation with new forms of threats, and advocates its European roots as well as the strength of the collective to protect and keep control of data.
Today, the company has 80 employees and is a member of Inter-CERT.
For more information: Sekoia.io.
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